The Greatest Human Tragedy


There are many tragic situations in contemporary society. Acidic poverty is a tragedy so also is ignorance. To be betrayed by a spouse is a tragedy. It is a greater tragedy to miss God in this life and the life to come. For a person to pass through this earth without experiencing the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is worse than life imprisonment for murder or physical blindness. To be born in sin, live a sinful lifestyle and die without accepting Jesus’ free offer of salvation is also a great tragedy. However, to be translated from death to life by receiving Christ’s gift of eternal life, walk along the narrow path towards the gate of heaven, enjoy the things that accompany salvation and at the point of death or rapture fail to enter heaven is a tragedy incomparable to any other. That is why Apostle Paul said “if only in this  life we have hope we are of all men most miserable.”